FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF WESTCHESTER
The Scoop
Online Worship, Sunday, May 2
“The Spiritual Rewards of Working Together
De Lise/Reynolds Program Group
Gathering Music 10:25am - Service 10:30am

Click here to join our May 2 worship service
or call 646-558-8656, Meeting ID 600 398 863
Passcode: 230809
Click here to find the May 2 Order of Service

You are invited to log in early to greet one another.
We are holding gatherings and Sunday services online. Check our website fusw.org and Facebook page to find information and updates.
Upcoming Events




Upcoming Worship

  • Sunday, May 9, 10:30am - TBD ~ Anne Bokma

  • Sunday, May 16, 10:30am - TBD ~ Gross/Guernsey Program Group
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Share the Plate for May: Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. They coordinate over 1,000 relief missions per year, where volunteers from faith communities, schools, and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets, and personal care items to our New York City neighbors who are homeless. It is the exchange of human interaction, rather than the exchange of goods, that is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. FUSW has been a participating partner of Midnight Run since its inception more than 30 years ago, and our Runs have been a major part of our Social Action program for decades. We collect for our Share-the-Plate partner throughout the month. Visit fusw.org, clickDonate, and select Share the Plate.
Notecard Fundraiser

June Sidman, Kathleen Fay, and Mary Wilshire have shared beautiful artwork with FUSW that we have printed onto notecards. If you would like to purchase a set of 12 cards for a $25 donation to FUSW, please email Rina (admin@fusw.org) or Betsy (bkates42@verizon.net) and we will coordinate with you.
Online Donation Reminder

Thanks to all who have made contributions online by going to fusw.org and clicking Donate. To be sure we allocate your donations to the fund you wish, please remember to follow these steps:

  1. Go to fusw.org, scroll down, and click the gray DONATE button to open the GIVING page.
  2. Click the yellow “Donate” button on the bottom of the GIVING page to open the PayPal donate form.
  3. Type in the dollar amount you would like to donate.
  4. To direct your money to a specific account, click the drop-down “(Optional) Use this donation for” and choose your fund: Regular Pledge for Annual Budget; Weekly Collection Basket; Share the Plate; Minister’s Discretionary Fund; End of Year Gift; or Other. Then select the Donate button for PayPal or credit card.
  5. You can type additional instructions by clicking the gray pencil icon "Add/Write a note," just under your dollar amount, on either the PayPal or credit card "Donate Now" page.

If you have any questions, please contact Rina (admin@fusw.org).
Springing Back to Life

During the pandemic, our social action and social justice activities have continued mostly under the radar, on an ad hoc basis. Now that many of us are vaccinated, it's time to find out where our help is needed most, then choose which actions to become physically involved in again. It may mean being present at vigils, leading a Midnight Run, delivering our weekly bread donations, volunteering at food pantries, or supporting social and environmental justice initiatives. Join with us! Check your calendar and contact Art Lowenstein (arthur.lowenstein@gmail.com, 914-844-4189) so we can schedule a Zoom meeting date to plan the revival of the FUSW Social Action/Social Justice committee and focus our energy on making a difference again.
Compassion Summit

The Radical Compassion Challenge, through May 5 Meditation teacher and author Tara Brach hosts a free 10-day online event to help build a global movement of compassion in action. After each day's teaching session, Tara will interview one of today's leading voices on the power of compassion, including author Elizabeth Gilbert, actor Sandra Oh, meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn, radio host Krista Tippett, and CNN commentator Van Jones. Click here to learn more and register.
Environmental Day of Service

10th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, Sat May 1, Multiple Locations & Times, Pre-Registration required
Come participate in the annual day of service for the Hudson River and its tributaries by joining a shoreline cleanup or tree planting project near you. Find a location and sign-up here. This year pre-registration is required and all participants must wear masks and bring their own gloves, hand sanitizer, and reusable water bottles, to adhere to Covid protocols.     
FUSW Contacts & Information

Questions, Concerns, or Compliments for FUSW?
Reach out to any member of our Board of Trustees, fusw.org/board-of-trustees (place cursor over picture, then right-mouse click to copy email).

Scheduling Online Meetings
To schedule a Zoom online meeting for your committee or program group, contact Rina Schunk (admin@fusw.org) with the purpose, date, and time you need, as well as information you want included in the Scoop. Rina will check availability, schedule the calendar, and send you the invitation link.
The Scoop e-newsletter is sent out each week. Have news to share? Submit articles to our administrator, Rina Schunk, at admin@fusw.org by Wednesday at 10:00am. To schedule events on the FUSW Calendar, contact Rina Schunk at admin@fusw.org
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